History Literature / AThousandSplendidSuns

14th Jan '17 10:09:15 AM leraluna
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* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice:]] [[spoiler: Mariam allows herself to be executed for Rasheed's murder so that Laila and Tariq can leave Kabul.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice:]] HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Mariam allows herself to be executed for Rasheed's murder so that Laila and Tariq can leave Kabul.]]



* Irony: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]


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* WickedStepmother: Thanks to polygamy, Mariam had 3 of them, who pushed hard for her father to kick off Nana when pregnant with Mariam and when [[spoiler: Nana dies]] are all too willing of get rid of Mariam herself for good.
13th Jan '17 10:52:21 AM leraluna
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13th Jan '17 10:46:26 AM leraluna
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* AdultFear: There's a horrifying scene after [[spoiler: Giti]] dies where her mother has to collect pieces of her body.

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* AdultFear: Plenty of, as you would expect from a country cursed with ''decades'' of war.
** Laila's mother loses both her sons.
** Laila [[spoiler: loses bother her parent during a bombing raid and is left homeless, orphaned and as she soon finds out ''[[TeenPregnancy pregnant]]''. And marrying the disgusting {{jerkass}} Rasheed is her only chance to stay relatively safe with her child]].
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There's a horrifying scene after [[spoiler: Giti]] dies where her mother has to collect pieces of her body.body.
** Laila [[spoiler: being forced to abandon her daughter because they're starving.]]
** When Rasheed's shop [[spoiler: is burnt down, all his family lose their only source of income and the book does a great job describing how they slowly start starving.]]
** The Civil War is this and also a ParanoiaFuel. No one knows when and if their house will be bombed to the point that children drop school because it's too dangerous to even walk from block to block.
** The Taliban regime and their absurdly inhuman laws that let thousands of people starving.



* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: '''Rasheed.''' Mariam murdering him was ''definitely'' well-deserved from what he did to her in the past.]]

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* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: '''Rasheed.''' Mariam murdering him was ''definitely'' well-deserved from what he did to her in the past.and Kaila and it's definitely a cathartic CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Mariam is executed for the murder of Rasheed, but her sacrifice allows Laila and her children to live on in peace.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]
BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Laila martire Tariq and at the end of the book she's pregnant with their second child.]]
* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding [[spoiler: Mariam is executed for the murder of Rasheed, but her sacrifice allows Laila and her children to live on in peace.peace. Laila comes back to Afghanistan with her family, finds out that Mariam's father wanted to apologize his daughter and left her money. Laila spends the money on restructuring an orphanage, becomes a teacher and she's pregnant with a child she plans to name after Mariam if female.]]



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Tariq and Laila.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Tariq and Laila. [[spoiler: They were [[StarCrossedLovers torn apart for years by Rasheed's lies but eventually get together for good.]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: Mariam at first dislikes Laila until they bond over their misery at Rasheed's hands and the affection for Laila's daughter.



* [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack[=/=]PayEvilUntoEvil: Mariam's murder of Rasheed.]]
* DomesticAbuse: Rasheed again.
* DramaticIrony: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: TheDogBitesBack[=/=]PayEvilUntoEvil: Mariam's murder After decades of Rasheed.abuse and suffering Mariam murders Rasheed when he's strangling Laila.]]
* DomesticAbuse: Rasheed again.
* DramaticIrony: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence
starts with emotional abuse and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]then goes straight to physical violence.


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* Irony: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]


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* TheUnfavorite: Quite a few
** Both the protagonists are this in their families. Mariam is the illegitimate daughter her father is ashamed of, while Laila is neglected by her mother in favour of the memory of her deceased brothers.
** Rasheed endlessly spoils Zalmai, but ignores or abuses Aziza because she's a female [[spoiler: and because he has long guessed she's actually Tariq's daughter]].
9th Dec '16 1:13:22 AM ACW
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* FatBastard: Rasheed is a CompleteMonster described as being "Thick-bellied".

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* FatBastard: Rasheed is a CompleteMonster described as being "Thick-bellied".
7th Dec '16 11:05:33 PM Xtifr
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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and followed by ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

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'''''A ''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' Suns'' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and followed by ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.
5th Dec '16 3:21:48 PM Rovinion
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*FatBastard: Rasheed is a CompleteMonster described as being "Thick-bellied".
10th Mar '16 6:38:06 AM Levviathan6
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* CanonWelding: Minor character Zaman, the orphanage director from TheKiteRunner, reappears in this book.
8th Mar '16 12:47:40 PM Josef5678
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* DomesticAbuser: Rasheed again.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Rasheed again.
6th Feb '16 9:03:01 PM Hossmeister
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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and his third novel was ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and his third novel was followed by ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.
28th Apr '15 6:16:12 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.

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* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship IntergenerationalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila Laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.
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